Saturday, September 4, 2010


Yesterday was our 10 year wedding anniversary. 10 years! That just seems nuts to me. At the same time, I feel like Brad has always been in my life. I can't remember what life was like before him.

I typed up this long "timeline" representing our last 10 years. Almost all the entries were hardships. I decided to start over. I don't want to focus on the hardships. Honestly, without each and every one, we would not be the married couple we are today.

And to be even more honest, I can't imagine my marriage being any better. I can say this for the both of us - there is no one else on the face of the planet that I would rather be with. I truly married my best friend. After 10 years together, its has only gotten better.

We are settled. We are content. We are secure. We are happy. We are still in love.

It feels so good to know that I married the man Jesus, himself, hand picked just for me. It is awesome. Now, don't get me wrong - none of that means we are without our hard times. This last month has rocked us to the very core. We are still reeling from it, and we probably will be for quite some time. I am just so grateful to be traveling this journey with Brad.

I look forward many more decades together! I can't wait to live them with the perfect mate for me!


Tara Anderson said...

Congratulations on 10 years!!! You know, Andrew and I have been married 11 and if I made up a "timeline" for us it would have many of hardships...which grew into many blessings! I think that's normal. :) It is wonderful though to be walking every leg of the journey with your best friend, the man chosen by God just for you. What a gift to you and your children!!!

Tara. said...

Congrats to you and B-Rad!!

The Raudenbush Family said...

Michele--congrats to you! A wonderful celebration indeed!

Still praying for you as I see the little green post it note in front of me at my desk with your name on it. :)